Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Walking While Black
If you aren't already outraged by the story of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old boy in Florida who was shot and killed because trigger happy neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman thought Trayvon looked "suspicious," you need to read this: How to Get Away With Murder and Other Things the Killing of Unarmed Black Teen Trayvon Martin Teaches Us.
And while you may feel like justice will be served because the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the FBI released a statement Monday night saying they will intervene, just remember that Zimmerman still has not been arrested because local law enforcement claim Zimmerman was acting in self-defense even though this child was unarmed.
But you probably know all this already and you probably are already outraged. But you feel helpless. You don't know what you could possibly do to help Trayvon's family. There are at least 3 ways you can help get justice for Trayvon and his family: hit the tweets, write a letter, and stay informed. Click here for more details.
Sign the petition calling for the prosecution of Trayvon's killer: